Positive Young People Founder Logan Voxx to Roll-out “Think Positive” Benefit Series, Starting in Palm Springs April 7th
In 2009, Voxx founded the Positive Young People Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to reducing the rate of HIV infection among 18-30 year-olds through education and awareness campaigns aimed at getting young people to talk about “HIV” and “AIDS.” Voxx says he believes HIV prevention begins with visibility, and in rural communities where the nearest free testing facility might be two hours away by car, the more people are talking about HIV, the better.
“Where I’m from, they don’t have the access to care that people in Los Angeles do,” Voxx says. “In L.A., there are billboards and awareness campaigns and clinics, and in [the South], we don’t have those things.”
Voxx also says campaigns telling young people to practice safe sex are well intentioned, but “practicing safe sex is not free. A box of condoms is $14 bucks,” an amount he says he was lucky to see in a week when he was growing up.
On April 7, Voxx will introduce PYP to the LGBT community with the group’s first fundraising event at the Hotel Zoso in Palm Springs. Project Runway’s Mondo Guerra will appear as the guest of honor along with guests Darryl Stephens (Noah's Arc), Bryan Safi (Current TV) and Michael Costello (Project Runway). Events in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Atlanta to follow in the summer and fall.
A VIP reception will be held from 6 – 7:30 pm (tickets $150) with the main event kicking off at 7:30 pm (tickets $40). For more information and future events, visit www.PYPFoundation.org/events.